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Making transatlantic economic relations work

Barber, Stephen and Meyer, Henning (2011) Making transatlantic economic relations work. Global Policy, 2 (1). ISSN 1758-5880

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1758-5899.2010.00060.x


Relative to security issues, Transatlantic Economic Relations (TER) has been neglected by politicians and underexplored by academics and yet is of increasing importance. This article argues that TER is characterised by the mutual dysfunctionality of the political agenda and its institutional structure. The traditional narrow agenda, which has focused almost exclusively on reducing non-tariff trade barriers, is a principal reason for this. This article uses the case of industrial and labour relations to demonstrate that greater engagement with major stakeholders and broadening the political agenda are key to breaking the deadlock. The article also argues for institutional innovations that could in principle be transferred to other neglected policy areas of TER.

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Additional Information: © 2011 London School of Economics and Political Science and John Wiley & Sons
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JZ International relations
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F0 - General
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:16

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